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Gloria (Japanese: ユウリ Yūri) is the female player character in Pokémon Sword and Shield. Her male counterpart is Victor.
In the games
Gloria is a young girl who lives with her mother in the town of Postwick in the Galar region. One day, her friend Hop invites her to meet his big brother Leon, the Champion of the Galar League, so that they both can receive a starter Pokémon from him. After also receiving an endorsement from Leon later on, as well as obtaining a Dynamax Band from Professor Magnolia, each of them sets out on their Gym Challenge, collecting eight Badges from Gym Leaders across the region, while also dealing with the troublesome actions of Team Yell along the way.
Gloria eventually collects the eight required Badges and travels to Wyndon, the biggest city in Galar and the setting of the Champion Cup, where she competes for the right to challenge Leon. Gloria wins the tournament, but her battle with Leon is interrupted before it can even begin by the actions of the Galar League Chairman Rose, who has awakened a Pokémon known as Eternatus and brought about an event called the Darkest Day, which Galar had previously experienced thousands of years ago. Gloria teams up with Hop and the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta to defeat Eternatus, before catching it and ending the second Darkest Day. She then proceeds to battle Leon and defeat him, ending his career as the undefeated Champion of Galar and making Gloria the new Champion.
Later, Gloria and Hop are forced to deal with a group of rampaging Dynamax Pokémon let loose by a pair of rich brothers named Sordward and Shielbert, who are trying to reinstate the monarchy of Galar and denigrate Zacian and Zamazenta. Eventually, the brothers' plans are stopped, and both Gloria and Hop end up catching one of the two Legendary Pokémon.
| Choosing the player's appearance|
at the beginning of Sword and Shield
In the anime
In Pokémon: Twilight Wings
In the post-credits scene in Sky, Gloria asked for the Flying Taxi's services.
Gloria's Pokémon Adventures counterpart, Shirudomiria Tate
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
- Main article: Shirudomiria Tate
Gloria's counterpart in Pokémon Adventures is Shirudomiria Tate. She's a hyperactive girl who researches Dynamax alongside Professor Magnolia.
- Even though the player can choose the player character's uniform number, official artwork depicts their uniform number as "227", which can be read in Japanese as goroawase for 無事な bujina, meaning "safely". It also could be a reference to February 27, the release date of Pokémon Red and Green.
- Pre-release media referred to Gloria as both "Gloria" and "Shield" (Japanese: シールド Shield).
|| ユウリ Yūri
|| From 優 yū (excellent). Forms a pun of 優勝 yūshō (championship) and 勝利 shōri (victory) with 勝る masaru
| English, German, Spanish,
|| From glory
|| 우리 Uri
|| From 우 (優) u (excellent). Forms a pun of 우승 (優勝) useung (championship) and 승리 (勝利) seungni (victory) with 승재 Seungjae (Victor)
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 小優 / 小优 Xiǎo Yōu
|| From 優 / 优 yōu / yāu (excellent). Forms the phrase 優勝 / 优胜 yōushèng / yāusīng (championship) with 小勝 / 小胜 Xiǎo Shèng / Síu Sīng (Victor)
| Chinese (Cantonese)
|| 小優 Síu Yāu